Released around 1972 – 73
Source: Anaheim Convention Center, 19 October 1970 (often mis-dated to 1972, despite this being a 1970 set list, due to an error on the insert of a reissue – see below)
A1 Nothing is Easy (07:44)
A2 My God (10:30)
A3 We Used to Know (03:07)
B1 With You There to Help Me / By Kind Permission Of (12:20)
B2 Song for Jeffrey (04:56)
B3 Sossity, You’re a Woman (05:20)
Typical Set list on this leg of the tour:
Nothing Is Easy
With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of…
A Song For Jeffrey
Sossity: You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting
Dharma For One
We Used To Know
For A Thousand Mothers
A copy of this release:
Two further releases that seem to be linked are the Freebooter and the TMOQ versions:
Silk-screened cover art.
The letter/number combination on the label is KW 215344, which happens to be the matrix for the TMOQ release. Based on TMOQ’s habit in ’71/’72 of giving their original releases a matrix consisting of initials identifying the artist and a 3-digit number, I tend to believe that this is a copy made by TMOQ. Their version dates to July of 1972.
And later editions:
Some of these copies with (smoking) pig labels have the new matrix 1828-A / B
Ruthless Rhymes/Vicky Vinyl re-issued this album from the TMOQ plates (Matrix KW-215344-A / B) in two different versions:
- on mcv but using the “plant & cake” insert of the FC-888 version but with an added stamp
- re-titled as JETHRO TULL MESS on black PVC with Ruthless Rhymes labels
In 1983, someone in Italy produced 300 red vinyl copies and about 50 in green with blank white labels, claiming TMOQ’s original pressing plate. The concert date was incorrectly stated as 1972.
Finally, in the late 1980’s, there was this rather tacky reissue:
From an auction description: “Cover is a black with xerox copies attached to front and back. The back of it has a xerox of Lady Di when her top fell down during some event, it doesn’t show anything, but the shock and horror of her expression says it all. The front has Ian backstage with 5 lovelies in female tuxedos with a plastic breast piece on each of them, one of the ladies appears to be Pamela Debarres (of 60’s rock groupie fame), but not positive on that. One of the back pics on the back is of Ian in make-up with the words “Jethro Tull Might Do Something Weird” on the bottom. Above that pic on the back is of 2 women where one is licking the others breast(whoever put this record out liked breasts apparently). I believe this is a reboot of the TMOQ release of Flute Cake. I like this one better personally.“
If you know the matrix number for this version or have any further info on any of the other versions, please leave a comment.